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[var-oh] /ˈvær oʊ/
Marcus Terentius
[tuh-ren-shee-uh s,, -shuh s] /təˈrɛn ʃi əs,, -ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
c116–27? b.c, Roman scholar and author. Unabridged
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  • We find from Quintilian, that Varro likewise composed satires in various kinds of verse.

  • Varro insisted on giving the Carthaginians immediate battle.

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  • Nevertheless Varro returned to Rome and appeared before the senate.

  • Varro spoke proudly of Rome, and Lucius of Britain, and the time sped on.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • The day had arrived, and Varro and Chios were to meet the priests and priestesses concerning the picture of Saronia.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • Varro passed that way, and said: 'I will drop in and see Chios.'

    Saronia Richard Short
  • Varro says the principles of it are the same which Ennius made to be the principles of all nature; earth, water, air, and the sun.

    Essays Abraham Cowley
  • The brilliancy of Saronia dazzles, shall I say, unhinges the mind of Varro?

    Saronia Richard Short
  • Varro would listen to nothing, and orders were given to the army to be ready on the morrow for the attack.

    The Red Book of Heroes Leonora Blanche Lang
  • The man passed on, leaving Varro and Acratus in deep converse.

    Saronia Richard Short
British Dictionary definitions for Varro


Marcus Terentius (ˈmɑːkəs təˈrɛntɪəs). 116–27 bc, Roman scholar and satirist
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